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Crystal Palace v Newcastle live match stream

Our live stream ahead of Friday night’s Premier League match Crystal Palace v Newcastle is now up, kicking off at 8pm.

You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more

In each side’s previous game, Newcastle lost 2-0 against Chelsea. A Tammy Abraham strike and Federico Fernandez own goal sealed a comfortable win on Tyneside for the Blues; Chelsea went top of the Premier League table for the first time under Frank Lampard – until Tottenham beat Man City.

And it weren’t much better for Crystal Palace last time out, who lost 1-0 away to the league’s bottom side Burnley. The Clarets made Turf Moor a happy place again; Chris Wood’s goal sealed all three points for Sean Dyche’s side; It was their first win of the season and they move out of the bottom three; Crystal Palace dropped a place to 10th.


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce on Callum Wilson: “Callum Wilson has trained all week and will be available for #nufc‘s trip to Palace tomorrow night. Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie also in contention. But Newcastle have got ‘one or two niggles’ and ‘two or three individuals’ at training ground self-isolating due to COVID”

On Maradona: “He played in the era I played in. We don’t get the footage of every game that we see today but certainly whenever he was on the TV, any game he was involved in, I’d tune in just to watch him. He was *that* good.”

Bruce on Magpies players self-isolating: Steve Bruce confirms #nufc squad hit with Covid issues. Bruce: “Two or three individuals are self-isolating”

Steve Bruce on which Tier Newcastle ends up in: “I really think that’s unfair. I’m all for smaller clubs getting some income, but at St James’ it’s neither here nor there with the numbers we can have. We hope we’re not in Tier 3, though, but we’ll see.

Bruce on Newcastle’s form: “Our last three games the team we played against could have gone top of the league. In the last couple in particular we haven’t played well enough. We accept that and move on. It’s important we show that resilience again and try to get a result.”

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Roy Hodgson said he was left frustrated with the result and failure to finish off “four or give gilt-edged chances”.

He said: “All defeats are frustrating, especially with the way we went about our game in the second-half which was very much on the front foot, taking the game to Burnley. We created lots of situations in and around their penalty area, but unfortunately, the last pass or shot wasn’t there, and when it was, we found the goalkeeper in excellent form.”

Hodgson was philosophical about his defence’s rare inability to clear its lines in presenting the opportunity to Chris Wood to score the game’s only goal, as his back-line typically form such a reliable bed-rock for his side.

He said: “We presented them with a fairly simple opening goal; these things happen. I’m not blaming anybody for it – but it was pretty much a gift to put them in the lead. After that, we defended well and limited to one chance after that. But it was enough because we couldn’t take the opportunities that we created.

“I thought that the quality of our midfield play was good enough to present enough chances for a goal. But the goalie was in good form, and they played well in their box as they tend to – they’re keen to block. With a little bit more attention to the final pass we would have created even stronger chances. But certainly in the game there were four or five gilt-edged chances to score, and if you do that against a team like Burnley that means you’re playing ok, but to get something out of the game you’ve got to take your chances.”

Hodgson was pressed on his level of concern for the lack of goals in light of Wilfried Zaha’s enforced absence, a question he was quick to put to bed: “We’ve scored 12 this season after 9 games. There are goals in the team. We do have players who can and will score. There are 29 games to go, and goals will come from lots of different sources – I’m convinced of that.”

Hodgson was asked about his views on a limited number of fans will be allowed to return. He expressed sympathy for those club officials tasked with navigating the demand for tickets exceeding supply, adding: “It’s a very positive step, I’m grateful we’re moving in that direction. Hopefully it will be a first step in the aim of getting fans into the stadium for real – in the numbers that normally attend the games.”

On Zaha and if he can play:” Zaha is expected to have another coronavirus test during the weekend which must return negative before he can rejoin his teammates.

“He’s still got to serve out the period of isolation,” Hodgson told the club website.

“That will take him I think to Saturday when he’ll be tested again and we’re hoping that will come back negative. He’s been feeling okay, which is often the case when people test positive.”


Crystal Palace Premier League form: LDWLWL

Newcastle United Premier League form: WLDWLL


Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Sakho, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Riedewald, Schlupp; Eze, Batshuayi

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Murphy, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Almiron, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Wilson


Under 1.5 Goals – 2/1 with FanTeam

These two sides are known for low scoring games with blunted attacks due to injury. Respective top goalscorers Wilfried Zaha and Callum Wilson each missed the last Premier League outing and if either are absent again their presence will be sorely missed.

Neither side are particularly cavalier even with their best-attacking assets in the picture and this game looks destined to be a low-scoring affair, so under 1.5 goals looks to be a good bet.

Mark Lawrenson’s prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Newcastle

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